Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Hello, everyone! I know it's been awhile since my last post. It has nothing to do with laziness, I assure you. I am thinking about this blog all the time. The truth is, I don't really like "trying to write something" when I, in fact, have nothing to write. Sometimes, I have a lot to say, and sometimes I don't. Today, I have something to say. Well, hey! It's Christmas Day!! Who doesn't have something to say on December 25th?
Today, my husband gave me the most unique present I've ever seen or heard of. Even more unusual is that I've never heard of it. It is something right up my alley, exactly my style, something I wouldn't be able to get enough of: A Diamond Candle.
If you don't know what this is, it's a 21 oz. candle (which comes in many intriguing scents), which comes with a ring inside. The idea is that you have to burn the candle in order to retrieve the ring. What is extra unique (and quite impressive) about this item, is that every candle comes with a ring which is valued at $10, $100, $1000, or $5000. Obviously, in order for the company to survive, both the $1000 and $5000 rings would have to be pretty rare, and therefor, whoever should come upon these, would have to be pretty darn lucky.
Well, I was given one of these candles. Being one of the biggest lovers of surprises, this gift nearly killed me with excitement, when I found out that I had to burn it to find what was inside. Nevertheless, I was ready and willing to be completely patient. I lit the candle, and it smelled lovely, being scented Lavender Lemon. I waited and waited, trying to occupy myself, and then coming back to smell it, stare at it, and think about digging the ring out. I got lucky! The ring was quite close to the top of the candle. It only had to burn for about an hour before I was able to easily dig it out. I used a toothpick, and transfered it to a piece of paper. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I waited about two minutes and was surprised to find that the wax was quite cool, and even more surprisingly, very oily. I've touched the hot wax on many a burning candle and there was a decided difference between the waxiness of your usual candle, and the oiliness of this Diamond Candle. It was wrapped in foil, so I unwrapped it, feeling the extra "present" inside of the candle present I had. Inside the foil, was a tiny ziplock baggie with the ring inside. The wax being so oily, I felt that it was quite prudent to wash my hands and the baggie with warm water and soap, just in case wax should get in the ring when I opened it.
So, I'm not a huge fan of pink, but I was very pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this ring. It was obviously a cheap $10 ring, yet I'm not so sure, I've spent a good $20 on many a ring that was not this well made and strong. I don't even care how much it is, it's unique and pretty. And even more surprisingly, it fits the "ring finger" on my right hand, perfectly.
What I came away with after enjoying this lovely gift, is that I can't have enough of them. I want more. It's not even the gamble of "will I get an expensive ring?" especially since I'm not stupid enough to think that it's very likely. It's the excitement of the surprise, the knowing that each ring is quite different and unique, that each time I buy one, I never know what I might get. I have recently discovered that you can even purchase one with paypal. Needless to say, I'll be buying another one for myself soon. It's way too fun of an experience not to. Next I'll be buying the scent of "Fresh Cut Grass."
Merry Christmas, and I sure hope you had a thrilling gift giving and receiving experience as well. I more than welcome you telling me what you got in the comments. Go ahead!!